Cigarette smoking behavioral distinctions between experimental nonadopters and adopters in children and adolescents--a consideration of transitional smoking experience: the Bogalusa Heart Study.

@article{Croft1985CigaretteSB,
  title={Cigarette smoking behavioral distinctions between experimental nonadopters and adopters in children and adolescents--a consideration of transitional smoking experience: the Bogalusa Heart Study.},
  author={Janet B. Croft and Saundra MacD Hunter and Larry S. Webber and Rachel E. B. Watson and Gerald Berenson},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={109-22}
}
A cigarette-smoking questionnaire to examine behavior, attitudes, and beliefs related to cigarette use was administered to children, ages 8-17, in a biracial community. Children who experimented with cigarettes but did not adopt the habit (experimental nonadopters) and children who continued to smoke (adopters) were identified and characterized. Follow-up behavior was examined 2 years later. Adopters were more likely to have smokers as friends and family members, more likely to have purchased… CONTINUE READING